Just like each one of us, businesses should strive to create value and help to make the world a better place. We are committed to giving you a green, innovative, and efficient service that feels good and does minimal harm to our environment.
✔ Hybrid and low-emission vehicles
We carefully select vehicles for our fleet that are hybrid and low-emission. By using hybrid cars we have saved over 100 carbon tons since going into business! Read more about our vehicles >
✔ Paperless process
We are striving to make our business process 100% paperless. We send electronic receipts and use a paperless online booking system. All vehicles are equipped with an iPad for customer entertainment rather than newspapers and magazines.
✔ Support local businesses
✔ Clean-burning fuel
Our van and (other vehicles) are currently powered by Ethanol 85, a flex fuel comprised of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. Ethanol is an alternative fuel fermented from corn, grains, or agricultural waste. A small amount of gasoline is added to E85 to boost the octane level and meet EPA requirements for oxygenated (smog reducing) fuels, especially in metropolitan areas.
Although E85 isn’t perfect, we believe it is the best and safest available solution to power our van. Here are the pros and cons of using E85 fuel:
Benefits of Ethanol Fuel:
- It burns clean, reducing ozone-forming emissions.
- It is plant-based and thus renewable; what is used can be re-grown.
- It can be produced domestically, supporting local agriculture.
- Ethanol distribution is under federal and state oversight, making it more consistent in quality than bio-diesel.
Drawbacks of Ethanol Fuel:
- It is corrosive and can wear away at non-synthetic and natural rubber fuel system parts.
- It requires large amounts of land and agricultural resources.
- You get less miles to the gallon, because ethanol has lower energy content than gasoline.
- Demand for ethanol could potentially increase the cost of corn-based food and feed.
What do you think?
We are always looking for ideas and suggestions to improve our green practices. Submit your comments and ideas below.